Health Care system (p1):

Care managers, home health staff

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Analysis & Exploration: Health Care system

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Health Care system

Access Your Medical Records in a Flash

Explorer Jan tells the group that her Book Group at SRC is promoting the idea of residents having their complete medical records on a USB 'flash' drive formatted for that purpose. .........Read more

A Few Minutes Brainstorming Our Own Topic Ideas

For the last part of our inaugural Explorer meeting, after listening to and lightly discussing a variety of aging topics explored by other LE groups, we spent a little time talking about what aging topics we were interested in further exploring in the future. A wide variety of possibilities were... .........Read more

First Cincinnati Longevity Explorer Meeting

This is an audio segment from the first Longevity Explorer meeting for the Cincinnati circle held in March, 2019. For this meeting, since all of us were new, we purposely took a more basic and introductory approach in our agenda.  Instead of more in-depth discussions and explorations on a few... .........Read more

Find a More Pleasant Method of Endoscopy, Please

Explorer Robert seeks a non-invasive method of endoscopy for procedures other than colonoscopy. Members follow up with questions and comments to better frame the question. .........Read more

Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more

Where are the Geriatricians?

SF Village Explorer Marilyn reports reading a local hospital newsletter stating that there are few doctors who identify as Geriatric Specialists, that is, those who treat the elderly. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Health Care system (shared by our Explorers)

Picnic Health

 
Picnin Health, electronic medical record
 

Picnic Health is a subscription-based service that tracks and stores medical records, creating a comprehensive health timeline for its users.

 

MD Live

 
MD Live, online medicine, online therapy, telemedicine
 

MD Live allows online access to a physician or behavioral health therapist by means of a secure account.

 

Heal: House Calls by Doctors

 
Heal - Physician House Calls
 

Heal is a service that provides a physician visit at home.

 

Grand Rounds

 
Grand Rounds, care management, physician referral, diagnosis
 

Grand Rounds is a web-based service designed to take many common hassles out of finding medical care, or arranging a second opinion. The intention is for Grand Rounds to act as a virtual care manager, even locating a physician or specialist who accepts your insurance. Doubtless, the efficacy of...

 

Healthspek

 
Healthspek, mobile app, electronic medical record
 

Healthspek is a mobile app designed to help the user manage all personal, emergency, insurance, family and caregiver information. Note: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

 

Personal Health Record with audio Recording

 
 

It’s an accordion filer with tabs for storing all your paper and electronic medical records. It also has a high-fidelity audio recorder and playback device embedded in the inside cover. You take it with you every time you go to the doctor. There are tabs for organizing your documents, like...

 

Health 2.0 Silicon Valley

 
 

Meetup group focused on Health; meet 3rd Tuesday of every month.

 

LeadingAge California

 
 

Advocate for quality nonprofit senior living and care.

 

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

 
 

NAPGCM is a non-profit professional development organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

A professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a health and human services specialist who helps families who...

 

 

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